Two, four-hour workshops on classroom and behaviour management, were conducted by Mrs. Rubina Naqvi, for teachers of the lower and upper primary sections of Links School, on 27 and 28 July, 2009.
The workshops focussed on behaviour problems in the classroom and strategies to prevent and resolve them. Participants of both workshops were thoroughly engrossed in discussions on bullying, low self-esteem and attention-seeking; they shared personal experiences which enriched the discussion. The major challenge was the shortage of time, which always limits a discussion and acts as a barrier to meaningful interaction.
Interestingly, by the end of the workshop, the teachers expressed the need for longer workshops and agreed to cooperate with the management in future, when they suggested workshops of longer duration.